Everton striker Duncan Ferguson will not be charged for allegedly making racist remarks towards Fulham’s Luis Boa-Morte, due to a lack of evidence.

Boa-Morte had complained about the striker after the FA Cup fourth round tie at Goodison Park in January. The Portuguese striker claimed Ferguson racially abused him, but the Scot vigourously denied the charges.

After discussing the incident with staff from both clubs, the Football Association have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a prosecution.

“The FA can announce that it found insufficient evidence to charge Mr Ferguson, following allegations of racial abuse by Fulham player Luis Boa-Morte,” said an FA statement.

Fergusonremains in trouble with the FA as he has pleaded guilty to violent behaviour and improper conduct charges following his dismissal against Leicester ten days ago.